Measuring Up Science

Measuring Up Next Generation Science Standards

Grades 4, 5 & 8

Measuring Up to the Next Generation Science Standards offers comprehensive NGSS coverage, targeting instruction and providing rigorous standards practice. Instructional worktexts promote the analysis and interpretation of data, critical thinking, problem solving, and connecting science curriculum to other subject areas. 

Lessons feature:

  • 100% coverage of NGSS content.
  • Goals that connect larger scientific concepts to what students need to know and their background knowledge.
  • Independent practice with items that meet the rigor of the NGSS assessments.
  • Building Stamina unit tests that check for student understanding.
  • Hands-on activities, experiments, and investigations.


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Worktexts cover a wide variety of scientific concepts including life, earth, and physical science 


Units cover the following topics: 

Grade 4

  • Structure, Function, and Information Processing
  • Transferring Energy and Information
  • Energy and Collisions
  • Earth’s Landscape
  • Earth’s Systems and Change

Grade 5

  • Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Energy and Matter
  • Energy and Collisions
  • Earth’s Systems
  • Space Systems

Grade 8

  • Human Body Systems
  • Reproduction and Growth
  • Energy Transfer and Weather
  • Climates and Human Impacts
  • Properties of Matter
  • Dynamic Interactions within Ecosystems
  • Geologic Changes in the Earth
  • Forces and Energy
  • Energy in Waves
  • Mechanisms of Diversity
    Changing Earth

Also available in versions aligned to State Standards

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